Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Eastern Columbia Building


It might be July but it still feels like June gloom. Mornings seem to arch its darkness until noon hits. But what better way to take in the skyline in downtown LA right? The Eastern Columbia building is a structure that I'm sure many have walked by and taken in a look. According to Wikimapia, the building is a "264 ft 13 story building in the Broadway Theater District of Downtown Los Angeles and is considered by many to be the most beautiful of Los Angeles's historic buildings, as well as the finest surviving type of Art Deco following the 1969 demolition of the Richfield Tower."

Designed by Claud Beelman and opened in September 12, 1930; it was originally conceived as the new headquarters of the Eastern Outfitting Company and the Columbia Outfitting Company furniture and clothing stores. Since Fall of 2006, the Eastern building became a 147 condo complex with the poolside rooftop showcasing the clock tower.

For those willing to go on a stroll in Downtown, be sure to walk into this building and take a gander at this unique building.

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